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Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

By Kelly Bogard "Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty state!" I have had the lyrics to this song, by William J. Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright, running through my head for a few weeks now. Ever since our intern, Landee, suggested I make this week's recipe for Texas Independence Day. March 2 is the [...]

FFA isn’t just for farm kids

By Shala Watson Did you know you don’t have to be a farm kid to be in FFA? The blue corduroy jackets are worn by rural and urban students alike. Because the blue and gold of the FFA embodies leadership and the desire to learn and explore. And it’s especially highlighted during one week every [...]

Sloppy Joes

By Kelly Bogard Sometimes life can be messy. As I watched my dogs dig in the wet ground earlier this week, that's exactly what crossed my mind—the mess that would follow. But I was okay with it, because we needed the rain. And Texas farmers needed the rain. It delayed planting for some, but it also helps [...]

Love is as essential as soil

By Julie Tomascik What are two ingredients essential for agriculture? Soil and love. Yep, love. And not just on Valentine’s Day. Farmers and ranchers share a love for their trade, whether it’s tending to their crops or raising livestock. It’s just as important as the soil. And it’s the love that grows the food on [...]

Homemade Moon Pies

By Kelly Bogard Love is in the air with Valentine's Day just a few days away. Some give a box of chocolates. Others flowers. Even a sweet card. But show those you love how much you care with something homemade from the kitchen. Sure, you could make these Chocolate Chip Cookies or this Cheesecake, but how about something [...]

5 common mistakes made at the grocery store

By Landee Kieschnick Let’s face it. The trip to the grocery store can sometimes be…well, a chore. We can’t find the items we’re looking for. There seems to be too many people and shopping carts down every aisle. And you can’t forget the long checkout lines. It’s a necessary trip, though. One we usually make [...]